Corruption is a serious concern in many parts of the world. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, transition processes provided particularly rich ground for corruption. It has spread to all spheres of life, ranging from petty bribery of traffic police to large
kick‐backs for public procurement or privatisation contracts, to buying votes during election campaigns or seats in parliaments. Although political leaders and governments in these countries make declarations and adopt programmes to fight corruption, progress is limited
and common citizens do not see results. Is the situation hopeless, or are there solutions that can bring improvements? This volume analyses a broad range of anti‐corruption measures recently implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and identifies where
interim progress has been achieved, and where further or reinforced action is needed. The book covers such areas as: anti‐corruption strategies, and action plans and mechanisms to monitor their implementation; as well as anti‐corruption criminal
legislation and its application in practice, including the key role of specialised, independent and well‐resourced anti‐corruption law‐enforcement bodies. The volume also examines a diverse range of measures to prevent corruption among public officials,
in political parties, and in the private sector. It is rich with country data and practical examples, and will provide a useful source of information for anti‐corruption decision makers and practitioners in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and beyond.